Main fuselage of Dornier aircraft that crashed into the Arabian Sea off Goa’s coast has been “positively identified” by the navy. The body of the second aircrew member was found late on Thursday, but that of the third officer remains missing.

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Main fuselage of Dornier aircraft that crashed into the Arabian Sea off Goa’s coast has been “positively identified” by the navy. The body of the second aircrew member was found late on Thursday, but that of the third officer remains missing.According to a naval officer: “Fuselage of the ill-fated Dornier is positively identified. It was found in the vicinity of the last known position of the aircraft.”Cameras too would be used for identification purpose and to retrieve the remains.Indian Naval Ship (INS) Makar, a naval hydrographic vessel using its side scan SONAR, found a large metallic object early morning before day-break, believed to be the main body part of the aircraft that flew from INS Hansa on Tuesday night as part of thea routine night training sortie.INS Matanga with Naval divers on board commenced diving operations during the day on Thursday, the depth of the sea is around 50-60 metres.A captain and lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat were flying along with commander Nikhil Kuldip Joshi. Cdr Joshi was rescued by a passing fishing trawler on Tuesday night and later transferred to a naval hospital. Lt Shekhawat’s body was found in the main fuselage, but the captain’s body is yet to be sighted.

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